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  • Chicago Conservation Corps volunteers taking part in a sustainability/conservation community project
  • Chicago Conservation Corps volunteers taking part in a sustainability/conservation community project
  • Chicago Conservation Corps volunteers taking part in a sustainability/conservation community project

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods through sustainability service projects.

If you have an interest in sustainability issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Expertly-trained
Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, covering environmental principles and skills in five subject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading sustainability service projects in their communities with support from C3 partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Please contact c3@naturemuseum.org with further questions.

Fall 2016 Sustainability Leadership Training Series 

The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Fall 2016 Sustainability Leadership Training Series. Learn from community and environmental leaders about urban sustainability challenges and opportunities for change, then lead a sustainability service project in your community with support and resources from the Nature Museum.

To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident, attend an orientation, and submit an application. The 8-week course will be held at McGuane Park (2900 S. Halsted) on Tuesdays, September 13 through November 1, 6:15-8:45 p.m. A $125 fee covers course participation; financial assistance is available upon request.

Attend an orientation to learn more; click the button below or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

  • Monday, August 29, 6 to 7 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 6 to 7 p.m., McGuane Park, 2900 S. Halsted
  • Wednesday, August 31, 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
  • Thursday, September 1, noon to 1 p.m., Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700

Fall 2016 Registration Form

Other Ways to Get Involved with C3
Learn more about the hottest sustainability events in Chicago by following C3 on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, or signing up for our newsletter.

This project was sponsored by NobleCause, made possible by an anonymous donor within the GiveWell Community Foundation and organized by Noblehour.com, a volunteer management tool that promotes a culture of civic engagement and charts meaningful, measurable acts of goodness.

 
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